Apollo Creed

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Patton Oswalt, Twitter celebrities (mostly) rip Obama's Denver debate performance

    On Twitter after last night's presidential debate at the University of Denver, comedian Mark Agee wrote, "So everyone agrees Romney lied, and everyone agrees Romney won. Interesting country we have." Such sentiments were common among celebrities on the Twittersphere -- including comic Patton Oswalt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    The 50 worst sports movies of all time

    Slap Shot 2: Number 28.​The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Running of the gays: the rematch

    Pictured here with last year's losers.​Though I generally favor dynamic action over quiet contemplation, when I do ponder life's more pressing philosophical questions, I basically make it my policy to punch the shit out of them with my mind-fist. And so, as the days grow shorter and the nights ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Victory is partially mine! How I defeated a pigeon but not a chicken on a moped (video)

    Since time immemorial, man has dreamed of flight. We now know that was a stupid dream, because yesterday I proved once and for all -- on behalf of myself and all mankind, except for Erin Roberts, who was wearing a chicken suit like some kind of fucking Benedict Arnold -- that not only is man superi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Arm-wrestling agony! One writer's crushing defeat and subsequent redemption

    Bring it on, world. I've got numbers on my side.​In the grand tradition of pugilists like Rocky Balboa and, to a lesser extent, Rudy Ruettiger, I have a demanding workout routine: Every morning, I get up, eat four steaks, drink a dozen raw eggs directly from the blender, oil myself up and star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Ten more things that should be named after Barack Obama other than Boulder High School

    At 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, students at Boulder High School will explain why they think the institution should be renamed in honor of President Barack Obama. Since the whole world (or at least Fox News) will be listening, we're hoping the speakers will consider suggesting some other things whose mo ... More >>

  • Film

    December 21, 2006
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    January 12, 2006

    Dream Team

    Glory Road relives the season that college hoops smashed the color barrier.

  • Film

    May 10, 2001

    Ill Luzhin

    Hollywood reimagines Nabokov as Rocky for the art-house crowd.

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    The Puck Stops Here

    Even though the premise of Mystery, Alaska is skating on thin ice, it still manages to score.

  • Film

    January 8, 1998
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    December 12, 1996
  • News

    August 16, 1995
  • Film

    February 23, 1994